Why standards-based grading?
This video seeks to explain why districts and schools all over the country are moving away from the traditional model and adopting standards-based grading principles.
Parts of this video can be used with teachers as well.
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Part 1: What is Standards-Based Grading? (Starts at 1:08)
- An overview of standards-based grading and a definition of "standards."
Part 2: What's Wrong with Traditional Grading? (Starts at 3:48)
- What are some issues with the traditional approach? This part breaks down why so many schools and districts and looking for ways to transition out of the A, B, C system.
Part 3: Why is Standards-Based Grading the Solution? (Starts at 12:40)
- A look at why SBG seems to solve many of the problems posed by the traditional A, B, C system.
Part 4: What does Standards-Based Grading Look Like in the Classroom?(Starts at 19:54)
- An overview of some of the things you may see in a SBG classroom.
Part 5: How do I Interpret My Child's Report Card? (Starts at 23:30)
- One of the major challenges for parents is figuring out how to read and interpret the new SBG report card. Here we break down the symbols and explain how teachers are recording the marks.
Part 6: How do I keep My Child Motivated? (Starts at 32:28)
- We attempt to look at how you may want to revise your "reward/punish" model without traditional letter grades.